Not long after I moved into 2nd gear, my earnings from blogging exceeded USD100!
That took me slightly more than 4 months at 1st gear.
Today, just slightly over a month at 2nd gear, my earnings from blogging in my PayPal account exceeded US$200 yesterday!! Actually, my earnings had exceeded US$200 on the 8 Feb, the date after which I am able to withdraw the US$25 I have won in the Aductions Review Competition in January.
I shall remain at 2nd gear before I figure out how to move on to 3rd gear.